Government of El Salvador budget cuts to programs for women and intended to advertising

photo VD: Yaneth Estrada.
By Yaneth Estrada

Feminist organizations demonstrated on Monday in the march of commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, complained that the Government of El Salvador cut $2.2 million budget support programs for women, to invest more in publicadad for the Executive.

For organizations action it is worrisome because in recent months has been an increase in cases of femicide, killings of people LBGTI, rape, suicides and births in patients under age

"How is it possible that the advertising of the Government, I arrived at $22.5 million and that the departure of the item 55 Financial and Other Expenses up to $45 millions, and has no major forms of control ", Morena Murillo said the Bureau of Sexual and Reproductive Rights within the National Health Forum (FNS).

Cut funds to these projects, and they are not considered in the General Budget of the Nation for 2020 and also affect health programs, farming, subsidies, sex education and care for victims of gender violence.

"Because, many women have joined this cry, to say, Stop violence against women in all its forms in El Salvador, since last year there is an increase in violence against women, in 2018 we had 386 feminicidios, and this year, data from January to November, Are registered 208, They are alarming numbers ", said the ruling.

The organizations also denounced and demanded the investigation of the assassination of ten trans women, three of these cases were performed with great violence.

But also, Following publication of the international news agency Voice of Diaspora, allegations of sexual harassment suffered by journalists in a television channel, The organizations also said authorities should thoroughly investigate this case.

According to these organizations in El Salvador still lack of protection for victims of sexual violence. According to data the country has 800 allegations of rape girls and adolescents between 10 Y 19 years, 5,834 births patients 11 a 18 years, with 134 girls under 14 years attended, 14 femicidal suicides (unwanted pregnancies).

Among others they complain that made the organizacionse, It is closing 11 ECOS (rural health centers) with reduced $33,5 million in programs to strengthen women, reduction of $1.3 million to victim assistance programs to 5 Female City headquarters, reduction of $6.68 million program to rural dawn, development and rural modernization and community care.

And cutting $9 million subsidy to the gas and the elimination of the Ministry of Social Inclusion (SIS) programs including sexual education and reproductive, and care to people of sexual diversity, what they are regarded as an offense which the Salvadoran State to exercise institutional violence against women, regardless representing 51% population.

photo VD: Yaneth Estrada.
photo VD: Yaneth Estrada.
photo VD: Yaneth Estrada.
photo VD: Yaneth Estrada.
photo VD: Yaneth Estrada.
photo VD: Yaneth Estrada.